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Fine Arms, Armour, Ethnographic & Asian

African Iron Forged Rain Wand, Mumuye

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Start price: $300

Estimated price: $600 - $900

Buyer's premium: 25%

Sales Tax: On the lot's price and buyer's premium

Beautiful African rain wand forged from several pounds of iron in captivating serpentine style rods, with diamond shaped tips. Base of each end is fused to the central body with a tapered handle. Mumuye shamans would use rain-making wands such as these because they believed their snake-like forms mimicked flashes of lightening. Shamans would place the wands into the earth petitioning the gods to let the rain fall. Size 23" H (Stand for photography purposes only)

Collection of Mr. M. Clayton, Long Beach, California, USA. Mr. Clayton is a noted African art dealer having previously noted items at the UCLA Fowler Museum from September 2018 – March 2019.

Condition: Oxidation and light encrustations with nice deposits throughout.